Week of September 16th

MONDAY – No warm-up today

Activity: Social Studies Pre/Post Test – The test is posted in Google Classroom and it has 45 questions covering 14 topics.

Exit Ticket: One question posted in Google Classroom – “Thinking about human history, what historical event is longest ago in your mind?”

NOTICE!! The website assignment was due today. Students who have not handed it in for grading have a two day grace period. If not handed in by Wednesday of this week, it will incur a 10% late penalty deduction.

TUESDAY – Warm-up:  Continents Quiz – AND the Oceans Quiz. Get 100% TWICE before going on to anything else.

Activity: Students learned the basics of note taking. We watched two videos: 1) Five Methods of Note Taking and 2) Improving Cornell Notes with Sketch-noting.

Student directions: (to use while watching the videos) Divide your note paper into three equal horizontal sections front and back. Use the top front for a heading. Then use the five remaining sections to describe the basics of each note taking style.

WEDNESDAY –  No Warm-up

Activity: Early Human History – We began this unit today. Here are the learning targets:

  • Explain what life was like for paleolithic homo sapiens (humans).
  • Understand the duration of time humans foraged for survival.
  • Explain how archaeologists and anthropologists interpret artifacts and sites to form theories of how early humans lived.
  • Describe the early migration of humans out of Africa and how the Americas were populated.
  • Summarize how agriculture moved humans from foraging nomads to thriving societies and eventually civilizations.

Video –  Students viewed two videos about archaeologists and anthropologists. Students are allowed to take notes in any style they wish.

Game – “What is the context of the site dig?” Instructions verbally in class. No assignment to make up.

THURSDAY – Warm-up:  Continents Quiz – AND the Oceans Quiz. Get 100% TWICE before going on to anything else.

Activity: A “human time line.” Students who were present today go to go outside and see a timeline made to scale. The object is to help students understand just how long ago, and for how long, humans lived primarily as foragers.

Assignment: Part I – write a reaction to what you saw in the timeline demonstration today. Part II – Answer the four questions regarding how archaeologists use context to interpret the meaning of the artifacts they find.

FRIDAY – Warm-up:  Continents Quiz – AND the Oceans Quiz. Get 100% TWICE before going on to anything else.

Activity: Friday Agenda – Open the document to know what to do.

 

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